New data

Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:


Median Income

  • Median income increased in 8 of 97 major cities in Minnesota between the 2007-11 and 2012-16 time periods: Albert Lea, Alexandria, Bloomington, Minneapolis, New Ulm, Otsego, Saint Paul, and Winona. Seven cities saw median household income decline: Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Mounds View, North Mankato, and Sauk Rapids.

Health Care Coverage by City


  • Different regions of the state are home to unique groups of immigrants. By region of Minnesota, the largest immigrant group:

Proportion of Adults Working

  • In recent years, the gap in employment narrowed between Asian and white residents, and between Black and white residents. In both cases, proportions of Asian and Black adults working increased between time periods, more than the increase in employment among whites.

This represents a selection of data updated on the site. Click the links and use the gray breakdown bar to navigate to more new data in each topic area.

Updated December 2017

Featured trend

workforce trend

Housing cost burden persists for renter households

Currently at 26 percent, the share of Minnesota households paying 30 percent or more of their income for housing has been trending downward in recent years. But looking more closely, only owner households have seen a decline in housing cost burden. The share of renter households paying too much for housing has remained steady since 2007.

See more data on cost-burdened households.


New & Noteworthy

"Data disaggregation" just means splitting large, general categories into more specific groups. In this article, Nicole MartinRogers, Wilder Research, discusses how to appropriately and meaningfully disaggregate data to support informed decisions.

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